Events and Outings at Brookside:
Brookside organise a varied entertainment programme as you will see from our list of forthcoming events catering for each of our residents individual needs.
Each week we spend time organising both group and solitary activities; games, Singalongs, indoor bowling, bingo, interactive and card games to name but a few.
All our activities, entertainment and resources are provided within your care package. There are no extra costs for any of the services, facilities and resources we provide.
Regular Events and Day Trips at Brookside:
We organise functions in support of local and national charities and invite the local community to join us. Many of our residents enjoy socialising and meeting new people and mostly participate in our outings and social gatherings.
Mini Bus trip for Afternoon Tea at Greenhouse Café, Langton.
Organising Outings is extremely important to us and of course, our resident’s happiness and it’s important we keep everyone active and engaged with the outside world. We organise both group and individual activities; such as outings to Althorpe House for lunch, Woburn Abbey to see the wildlife and Rushton Hall for a look around the gardens and their stately home.
Staff and residents day out at Foxton Locks.We also organise regular functions in support of local and national charities and invite the local community and villagers to join us as residents enjoy meeting new people at our regular coffee mornings and garden events.
Residents and staff enjoying a summer drink at the local Swan Inn, just a stones throw away.
Regular BBqs and garden events take place during the spring and summer.
We also run regular in-house classes such as baking, arts and crafts and flower arranging. Residents can take part in card games, colouring crafts and participate in bingo or bowling.
Gardening can prove very therapeutic. Residents have recently enjoyed trips to East Farndon farm shop and also planting their own plants in Brookside gardens and decorating plant pots during arts and crafts.
Flower arranging and some arts and crafts with the ladies at Brookside.
And Cake decorating triggered some wonderful child hood memories.
Anne Marie – ‘Dusty and Friends’ brings a magical tribute to Brookside. Great voices of the 50s and 60s come to Brookside, performed by vocalist Ann Marie.
Keeping our residents actively engaged is extremely important for their wellbeing. Sandra Potter comes to Brookside every Tuesday and organises the bowling and hosts the quiz days with the residents.
The residents and care team at Brookside enjoyed a Christmas Party in 2017:
Santa Claus was a big surprise at the start of the day as he turned up to hand out presents to each of the residents. Residents opened their gifts and showed each other what they had received. It was great to watch them interacting with each other and it provided plenty of conversation. Who was the man behind the beard?
The party was completed with an afternoon of festive decorating, mince pies and mulled wine.